We've got our first look at Bridgerton, the new Netflix series starring Nicola Coughlan 1 week ago

We've got our first look at Bridgerton, the new Netflix series starring Nicola Coughlan

Let's be honest here - who doesn't love Nicola Coughlan?

Derry Girls captured our hearts when it first graced our screens back in 2018, and while the show has too many wonderful characters to name, one Clare Devlin very quickly became a fan favourite.

Played masterfully by Nicola Coughlan, the audience fell in love with the character, largely down to Coughlan's brilliant performance in the role.

So as you can imagine, we are quite excited to see her in the upcoming Netflix series, Bridgerton.

Based on Julia Quinn鈥檚 best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. We're sure our favourite Derry Girl will fit in perfectly.

Here's our first look at Coughlan in the role of Penelope Featherington:

Bridgerton Nicola Coughlan

The description of Coughlan's character states that she is "a vastly intelligent girl with a sharp wit and kind heart, Penelope would prefer to quietly sway near the perimeter of any ballroom rather than take centre stage".

"She's been born into a family who will never truly understand her--as if dealing with the cutthroat, mean girls of 1813 Regency London weren't enough."

Bridgerton is the first series to come from Shonda Rhimes' (Grey's Anatomy) new production company, Shondaland.

It will drop on Netflix on 25 December. Merry Christmas!